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15.05.2007 General News

Aflao driver remanded for pouring acid on ex-lover


Kofi Amedzro, 35, an Aflao based driver was on Monday, May 14,2007 remanded by an Aflao Circuit Court for allegedly dousing his ex-girlfriend with acid causing extensive burns on her body.

Amedzro, who was charged with causing unlawful harm to his girlfriend, would be brought before the court again on May 31.

His plea was not taken.

Miss Josephine Adzokah, an Inspector of Police at Aflao, told the court presided over by Group-Captain Martin Obeng-Ntim that the accused and Akos Akpalu, 23, a porter at the Aflao border, had been lovers for years until the accused left town without a word to the victim.

She said on April 11, the victim woke up to a knock on her door at night and found Amedzro behind it. She asked Amedzro to leave and closed the door on him.

But the Amedzro forced the door open and poured a liquid, found out to be acid on the victim scalding, her body badly.

Miss Adzokah said the victim was taken to the Ketu District Hospital at Aflao, where she is receiving intensive care.